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1986-1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 Vantage Volante specifications


Alongside the Vantage saloon, ‘Britain’s first supercar’ could be had as a steroid-enhanced convertible. It came with the same luxuries as the ‘ordinary’ Volante, but also trumpeted the 5.3-litre Vantage-spec engine. The USA was desperate for a new high-performance drophead coupé – Aston hadn’t built one since 1970 – so this breeze machine was keenly received there. That’s where the vast majority ended up, making them a rare sight in Europe and their homeland...although James Bond managed to get hold of one for 1987’s The Living Daylights.

Production

  • Production:
    116
  • Price at launch:
    £87,000
  • Price (excellent)
    £165,000
  • Price (good):
    £115,000
  • Price (average):
    £90,000
  • Price (project):
    £45,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    5.4secs
  • Top speed:
    165.0mph
  • Power:
    438.0bhp
  • Torque:
    400.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    13.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    de Dion, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual/Automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4674mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2610mm
  • Width:
    1880mm
  • Height:
    1341mm
  • Weight:
    1650kgs

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